Peter From Boston: Fringe Mix CD

Finished up Season 2 of Fringe last week and found myself obsessed with a song from the episode Northwest Passage. It’s the first track on the “Peter From Boston” mix CD a diner waitress gives Peter. She claims to be able to make playlists based off of reading people’s auras, which she usually only  gives to regulars.

Here’s a clip to refresh your memory (or provide some context for you non-Fringe lovers):

The first track “Is There a Ghost” by Band of Horses was so haunting (pun not originally intended), I downloaded it the next day and started ruminating on what the rest of the CD would look like. Here’s the fantastic scene which inspired me: **SPOILERS**

I’m a closet play-list maker. Whenever a big event is happening in my life, I make a playlist. As a big fan of matching music and images…I felt like the Peter From Boston mix was a challenge.

It took about six hours to troll through my entire music library and put this mix together. In the end it sort of tells a story – moving from Peter’s youthful angsty ignorance, ambivalence towards his parents, meeting Olivia and working with the Fringe division, learning about his past, his messed-up relationship with Walter and realizing that he has feelings for Olivia. Some of the songs apply to all these things. Some are very specific.

Enough musing…here’s the tracklist with links to YouTube videos of the songs:

1. Is There a Ghost? –  Band of Horses

2. Things That Scare Me – Neko Case

3. Daddy’s Eyes – The Killers

4. Bodysnatchers – Radiohead

5. Academia – Sia

6. A Comet Appears – The Shins

7. Everywhere I Go – Lissie

8. Slow Life – Grizzly Bear (ft. Victoria Legrand)

9. Let It Be Me – Ray LaMontagne

10. I Melt With You – Modern English

11. Blinding – Florence + The Machine

12. Public Pervert – Interpol

13. Little Shadow – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

14. Go Places – The New Pornographers

15. My Lady’s House – Iron & Wine

16. White on White – Fredrik

Three runner-ups which almost but didn’t quite nearly make the cut:

1. Into The Mystic – Van Morrison

2. Willie – Cat Power

3. All the Trees in the Field Will Clap Their Hands – Sufjan Stevens

I’ve already burned two copies of the mix and handed them out. Plan on making another for my buddy Smalls who has been obsessed with Fringe for far longer than I have.

Here are the folks who’ve been on the receiving end of the mixes so far:

Mike Cassella w/ Peter From Boston

Natalie "Tally" Nourigat w/ Peter From Boston

So, what do you think? Good? Bad? What songs would you put on a Peter From Boston mix? 



Another blogger’s version of the Peter From Boston mix


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About tinyheroes

Mindy Crouchley is a 33 year old woman with a degree in English and Technical Writing from Portland State University. She has accumulated three+ years experience in the Marketing and Communications field - with an emphasis on creating digital media content. She has been reading comic books since she was 10 years old. She currently lives in outer southeast Portland with her spouse Dan Robertson, her baby girl, and their dog - Jabba the pug. She spends her free time devouring books, crafting cosplay, video gaming, attending comic cons, writing stories/screenplays, attending book to film adaptation club meetings, volunteering, and watching copious amounts of TV and movies.

12 responses to “Peter From Boston: Fringe Mix CD”

  1. Jen says :

    I don’t watch Fringe but I enjoyed your playlist! Quality songs.

    • tinyheroes says :

      Well thank you! It took a few hours to put together but it seems pretty easy on the ears. 😀

      If you like Supernatural, you might give it a try. I don’t regret a second closer viewing!

  2. erninlow says :

    I am excited to hear this cd! Glad you guys are digging the show. We will have to have Fringe nights next season.

    • tinyheroes says :

      Damn straight! Still trying to figure out how we’re gonna get caught up on this season…Fox is stupid for only having the last five episodes on their website. *tears*

  3. Tony says :

    Great show, great play list. I just started watching the show and when i saw this episode and loved the song, i thought, what else is on that CD? Thanks much for fleshing it out. It is perfect.

  4. anwar says :

    Thanks man! I’m a huge Fringe fan and very grateful you did this playlist.
    I will listen right now.

  5. Alex says :

    Love your list 🙂 thanks for making it

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